Saturday, 17 October 2009

Twining Honeysuckle Leaf in pen and ink

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is frozen.


I have a bit of a personal thing against thinking about frozen, and our recent cold snap was all too much of a reminder that our lovely Alberta winter's not far off. I didn't want to draw cold. I couldn't even make myself draw ice cream, for pity's sake. So...

Here's frozen as in not moving rather than as in cold. This was based on a photo I took a couple of years ago. It had rained, and the surface of the underside of this Twining Honeysuckle leaf had caused a few droplets to remain rather than run off. They became interesting little lens, selectively magnifying bits and pieces of the leaf in slightly distorted ways.

That... erm... counts as frozen, right?


dthaase said...

very cool - well captured.

Zelda Zap said...

Very nice. You noticed I too avoided anything cold with too. We had a flurry of snow here in Boston (we are supposed to be a little protected by the ocean) and it is simply too soon.

Beautiful image. A frozen moment away from the cold. Wondrful work.

Philip Morgan said...

This is lovely. A really nice study, simple and well observed.

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